BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, April 1, 2021 by Jeff Maziarek in SPIRITUALITY SIMPLIFIED

“It takes considerable energy to cling to things, and equally as important: by being attached we serve to limit the flow of universal energy into our lives. In that regard, consider this insightful and very amusing quotation from Stuart Wilde:

“The more you defend your stuff through the emotion of “mine,” the more lack you’ll have, and the more you cut yourself off from the Infinite Self within. Everything you have is in the care of the God Force. If you come home and the stereo is missing, you can say, “Ah, they’ve come for the stereo,” rather than getting uptight. It’s just gone back to the God Force. Somebody else has it now.”

While the previous passage has a humorous nature, it really is quite true in my view. Once an item of yours is taken from you, what else can you do but accept it? Getting all bothered about it does not in any way change what happened. This is not to suggest that thieves should not be held responsible for their choices. Rather, it means that those who were victimized need to first reframe the event (e.g., as a lesson learned), and then move into the present moment to identify the appropriate solution (i.e., file a police report, purchase a new stereo, or both).

If you are sincerely able to embrace this perspective, you will eventually reach the point where you no longer allow yourself to become rigidly attached to any material item. The end result will be a feeling of immense weight being removed from your shoulders, as the emotional and physical energy that you invest in hanging on to your stuff literally weighs you down. Most importantly, as you begin to develop the ability to be non-attached and let things flow from your life without resistance, you simultaneously crack open the door for new items to flow into your life.”

Jeff Maziarek, in “Spirituality Simplified”

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